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Relating microbiological criteria to food safey objectives and performance objectives


van Schothorst, M and Zwietering, MH and Ross, T and Buchanan, RL and Cole, MB, Relating microbiological criteria to food safey objectives and performance objectives, Food Control, 20, (11) pp. 967-979. ISSN 0956-7135 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2008.11.005


Microbiological criteria, food safety objectives and performance objectives, and the relationship between them are discussed and described in the context of risk-based food safety management. A modified method to quantify the sensitivity of attributes sampling plans is presented to show how sampling plans can be designed to assess a microbiological criterion. Examples presented show that testing of processed foods for confirmation of safety is often not a practical option, because too many samples would need to be analysed. Nonetheless, in such cases the classical "ICMSF cases" and sampling schemes still offer a risk-based approach for examining food lots for regulatory or trade purposes. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Food sciences
Research Field:Food packaging, preservation and processing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Food safety
UTAS Author:Ross, T (Professor Tom Ross)
ID Code:52563
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:111
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2008-08-01
Last Modified:2012-03-05

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